Captain Randall Lance Rhodes, MC & Bar

Captain Randall Lance Rhodes, MC & Bar

Male 1893 - 1959  (65 years)

 

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Captain Randall Lance Rhodes, MC

Studio portrait of 148 Private Randall Lance Rhodes, 10th Battalion who was a 21 year old bank clerk from Gilberton, South Australia when he enlisted on 19 August 1914. He embarked for overseas from Adelaide on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Ascanius. While serving at Gallipoli, he was wounded in action and evacuated to Egypt but recovered and rejoined his unit at Gallipoli. On 17 March 1916 he was appointed a Second Lieutenant with the 50th Battalion and while serving in France was wounded in action on 15 August 1916. For his great bravery under heavy fire near Mouquet Farm, France in August 1916, he was awarded a Military Cross (MC). He was evacuated to England and after returning to his unit in France was again wounded in action on 24 April 1918. These wounds were so severe that after being evacuated to England, he was returned to Australia on 24 October 1918. He served again in the Second World War until 30 May 1949. One of 131 photographs displayed on an honour board showing members of the Adelaide Rowing Club who enlisted for active service in the First World War. The original is held by the Adelaide Rowing Club who kindly loaned the board to the Australian War Memorial for copying.


DateAdelaide, South Australia
File nameP07159.034.jpg
File Size180.42k
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